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National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
🔗 And you're.
🔗 The in the
🔗 News at six o'clock. This is Alan Smith. Good evening.
🔗 ROA Catherine Granger has become Britain's most decorated female Olympian this
🔗 Granger who's forty one silver in the double sculls has fifth medal in her fifth
🔗 Olympics. Professor Alexis J.
🔗 Who led an investigation into the sexual exploitation of girls in Rotheram is to
🔗 take over as chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in
🔗 England and Wales.
🔗 Opposition groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo say a three hour ceasefire by
🔗 Russian forces has had little impact on the ground.
🔗 A series of anti terror measures have been outlined by the German government
🔗 including a proposal to strip jewel nationals of the German citizenship if they
🔗 travel overseas to fight jihad.
🔗 A police investigation has been launched after a drone was flown alongside a
🔗 passenger plane as it came in to land in Cornwall.
🔗 Sixteen years after winning her first Olympic medal the row at Katherine Granger
🔗 has won her fifth to become the most decorated female Olympian in British history.
🔗 Granger who's forty one silver in the double sculls alongside Victoria Thornley.
🔗 Among British women only the one nine hundred twenty S. Tennis player T.T.
🔗 Godfrey has as many Olympic medals
🔗 but Granger has more Silvers our sports correspondent Andy Swiss watch the race in
🔗 Rio on the glorious skies in the shadow of the statue with Christ the Redeemer
🔗 Katherine Granger set out in search of history. She and partner Vicki Thornley.
🔗 Had struggled in the build up to Rio one stage they weren't even in the team
🔗 but just when it mattered.
🔗 They produce their best they led for most of the race before Poland age passed to
🔗 set up a thrilling finish has taken to the line Bowling Green the gold medal
🔗 but it's over for Great Britain to Katherine crane just Victoria Thornley against
🔗 all the odds.
🔗 No one was expecting pace silver then to Granger
🔗 and so only against the odds to face medal at a fifth game making Granger the most
🔗 decorated British woman and a limb pick history.
🔗 That's trying their best here to chicken out sometimes because they lead most away
🔗 with a little tinge of what might have been
🔗 but I'm going to move into the last couple years.
🔗 You know I'm proud of what we've done and you know it's a medal
🔗 that many people would have put money on some things elsewhere in the rowing one of
🔗 sports longest winning streaks continued New Zealand's Erica Murray
🔗 and Hamish Bonk haven't been beaten in seven years and they do.
🔗 He won the men's path and the Olympic gold told him
🔗 and he's on the way hope it without a number of leading names as it makes its first
🔗 appearance at the games for more than a century.
🔗 But the day belonged to Catherine Granger
🔗 when asked whether she would compete in the next Olympics.
🔗 Her answer was unequivocal moment out of promise I'll never preach it again.
🔗 As well as winning medals in five Olympic Games.
🔗 Catherine Granger has three degrees
🔗 and is the chancellor of Oxford Brookes University all Scotland correspondent Kevin
🔗 Keen response sports on an extraordinary career.
🔗 Catherine Granger took up rowing at the age of eighteen after starting a law degree
🔗 at Edinburgh University.
🔗 She quickly proved her abilities on the water
🔗 and in two thousand at the Sydney Olympics took her first silver medal
🔗 that achievement was repeated in Athens four years later
🔗 and again in Beijing in two thousand and eight.
🔗 Then at London twenty twelve in front of a home crowd came the big one more quick
🔗 The it was the
🔗 poor Granger
🔗 didn't let rowing get in the way of her studies. She graduated from at him. Bro.
🔗 Gained a masters in medical law and then in twenty thirteen was awarded a Ph D.
🔗 In law specializing in homicide.
🔗 It is perhaps surprising
🔗 that left any time for rowing But Meghan Hunter from the club in Edinburgh said her
🔗 work ethic was remarkable.
🔗 We're really lucky to have people to look up to like that
🔗 and then the other club look up the house
🔗 and it's all she celebrates everyone just got a bit after the show.
🔗 It's a conscientious well back thing for the whole country to have someone like
🔗 Nowadays we know the precise everybody born in Glasgow trained in Edinburgh
🔗 and with a gold post box in Aberdeen where she trained while visiting her
🔗 grandparents. Catherine Granger draws support from across Scotland.
🔗 She has now made history as Britain's most decorated female M.P. and.
🔗 A vice president of the International Olympic Committee has said the Rio Games are
🔗 the most difficult they think counted because of what she called the political
🔗 and economic background.
🔗 John coats who's Australian said Brazil had been on the verge of being in the top
🔗 five richest countries in the world
🔗 when the games were awarded now he said it was in seventy fourth place.
🔗 Our correspondent where Davis reports from the Olympic Park in Rio. Period.
🔗 Twenty six teams imposing heavy sense of course Spain's Rafael Nadal is in
🔗 imperious form on his way to what looks like victory against Geale Simona France
🔗 all seats are officially sold
🔗 but there are dozens if not hundreds of empty seats around me.
🔗 That's frustrating for those fans outside to like to get in to see these top
🔗 but also to many locals who complain the few tickets available are priced so high
🔗 they cost more than the monthly minimum wage while empty seats especially in the
🔗 early stages of game. Also seen in London and Beijing.
🔗 The problem is particularly cute in Rio
🔗 and Olympic officials today said ticket sales have been strong.
🔗 But there were problems with corporate sponsors not using the full ticket
🔗 allocations other problems like poor transport links
🔗 and even the shortage of food venues have been raised for some seasons in the big
🔗 bands like Sue and tom tom and from the Brusca.
🔗 The problems have not spoiled the trip.
🔗 They're given to corporate sponsors are they given to people and they show up
🔗 and I think that's a problem area once the tickets might be sold.
🔗 But the people aren't there
🔗 and look them transportation is quite good plan along the lines for the food works
🔗 are more choices
🔗 but all in all during the end of the first full week the start of the competition
🔗 has been extraordinarily high with several world records being broken consistently
🔗 pressed by journalists over whether in hindsight it was the right decision to award
🔗 these games to Rio. Senior I.O.C.
🔗 Officials insist they have so far been a resoundingly success.
🔗 Professor Alexis J.
🔗 Has become the fourth person to be appointed to lead the independent inquiry into
🔗 child sexual abuse in England and Wales.
🔗 Professor Jay previously chaired a similar investigation into child sexual
🔗 exploitation in Rotheram she replaces Daim LOL GOD odd who unexpectedly resigned
🔗 from the position last week more from our correspondent Angus Crawford the
🔗 independent inquiry into child sexual abuse or excess has had a troubled start
🔗 and has yet to hear any evidence in twenty fourteen attempts to launch it had to be
🔗 abandoned after two candidates resigned over concerns about their links to senior
🔗 figures in politics
🔗 and the law a year later the New Zealand judge Dame logo Dodd took up the post
🔗 but stepped dime last week.
🔗 Citing a legacy of failure
🔗 and claiming it would have been better to abandon excess.
🔗 And start completely afresh. Today the Home Office announced that Professor J.
🔗 Who is already a member of the panel will take on the job of chairing it.
🔗 She's worked in child protection for more than thirty years
🔗 and ran an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children in RAW the room
🔗 that found more than fourteen hundred young people had been abused between one
🔗 hundred ninety seven and twenty thirteen the M.P.
🔗 Keith Vaz who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee has highlighted the fact she
🔗 has no legal training but has said he hopes it will be a case of fourth time lucky.
🔗 Officials say they're talking to Russia about extending a ceasefire in the Syrian
🔗 city of Aleppo to help up to two million civilians trapped by fighting Moscow has
🔗 agreed to suspend military airstrikes for three hours each day to allow food
🔗 and medicine into the city but aid agencies say that not in long enough.
🔗 The first three hour pause.
🔗 Earlier today appeared to have little effect with activists saying
🔗 that shelling on the ground had continued the U.N.
🔗 Says it's also investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on rebel held areas.
🔗 Our correspondent in Beirut Quentin Summerville has this report on what victims say
🔗 was the aftermath of the attack.
🔗 But after the fact the children
🔗 and their parents couldn't breathe
🔗 when they arrived at the altar tossed little a little held east on the lead police
🔗 last night forced only a few teams in dozens Mahmoud Abu Al Khalifa was one of
🔗 those in jail to the first question.
🔗 He said when the four struck it exploded when he smelled gas my eyes were hot
🔗 and burning I had difficulty breathing. It was a horrible smell so horrible.
🔗 I can't describe it.
🔗 Even as the hospital was treating the wounded regime helicopters continued to drop
🔗 barrel bombs the injured ran for cover as another landed near the hospitals
🔗 Despite Evidence to the contrary Bashar al Assad's government denies using chemical
🔗 The doctors in the hospital have been trained to respond to chemical weapons
🔗 attacks by British medics said it was a gas attack dot com We are our treated the
🔗 sick love has no fire right along he said We received lots of injuries about thirty
🔗 minutes ago they were caused by chlorine attacks in the area
🔗 and we checked the injured we discovered it was from chlorine substance the
🔗 injuries are varied we've had people of all ages babies elderly and young people
🔗 and I was just going to counseling the UN has called for an investigation fighting
🔗 in Aleppo has escalated in the past week after rebels
🔗 and jihadists overwhelmed a government siege in the east of the city.
🔗 The surprise offensive has put government forces who control the west of Aleppo at
🔗 risk. An estimated two million people are without water
🔗 and short of food because of the renewed fighting the foreign secretary Boris
🔗 Johnson and the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov have discussed on the phone.
🔗 What Moscow described as their hope for the normalization in relations between
🔗 Russia and the U.K.
🔗 Relations between Britain and Russia have been strained in recent years.
🔗 Notably over the murder in London of the former spy Alexander Litvinenko.
🔗 The German interior minister has set out new measures to strengthen security
🔗 including a proposal to strip citizenship from people with your nationality who go
🔗 abroad to fight for militant Islamist groups. Tomas' them as year.
🔗 Also announce plans to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals
🔗 and stressed
🔗 that this is a curate he forces would be beefed up our correspondent Jenny Hill
🔗 reports from Berlin.
🔗 This is the German government's response to a series of violent attacks last month
🔗 two of which I thought was to have been inspired by INS The country's interior
🔗 minister Thomas Dimaggio promised more police officers
🔗 and more money for the security services.
🔗 He also plans to target Germans of dual nationals. Who go abroad to fight for I.A.S.
🔗 They would the minister said be stripped of their German citizenship.
🔗 And he was not getting a fast after we want a tougher stance against people who
🔗 pose a security risk foreigners who have committed crimes
🔗 or are a danger to public safety will have their right to residency restricted.
🔗 We want to speed up the deportation of these people.
🔗 Germany hasn't experienced a major coordinated terror attack on the scale of Paris
🔗 or Brussels yet. A senior intelligence source told the B.B.C.
🔗 that I asked may have sent so-called hit squads into the country disguised as
🔗 refugees and
🔗 that the risk of such an attack was very high political reaction to
🔗 that threat will dominate campaigning ahead of next year's general election already
🔗 it ignited a fierce debate which extends well beyond domestic security.
🔗 Some of Mr Dimaggio's fellow conservatives who are losing votes to right wing
🔗 populists want him to impose a ban on Baucus
🔗 and out the dual citizenship all together reports from Canada say a man shot dead
🔗 by police in Ontario last night had detonated an explosive device
🔗 that injured himself and one other person.
🔗 He's been identified locally as twenty four year old Aaron driver who was arrested
🔗 last year for supporting the Islamic state group transport officials in Toronto
🔗 have confirmed that they were warned yesterday of a potential security threat.
🔗 Our correspondent in Washington. Gary O'Donoghue is following the story.
🔗 Details are still emerging but it appears
🔗 that Canadian police went to a residential area in Stratford Roy in southern
🔗 Ontario yesterday afternoon where an explosion of some kind took place.
🔗 Local media say that police feared a second device was about to be detonated
🔗 and shot driver dead at that point.
🔗 Another individual seems to have been injured at the scene transport officials have
🔗 indicated that there may have been a threat to the transit systems in Toronto.
🔗 At time.
🔗 Leonard Taylor acted for driver during a court hearing in February during which
🔗 restrictions were placed on the dead man to prevent him associating with known
🔗 Islamic extremists completely shot
🔗 and it brings up a lot of question marks about whether he had been breaching his
🔗 peace point leading up to this particular incident.
🔗 I don't know but there are some questions and answers for sure.
🔗 Police are due to give further details shortly
🔗 but questions will undoubtedly focus on why driver was permitted to remain at large
🔗 will be it with restrictions on his movements.
🔗 Canada has had to confront several terror attacks in the past couple of years.
🔗 Most notably
🔗 when two soldiers were killed in separate incidents in October two thousand
🔗 and fourteen on the second occasion.
🔗 The gunman got into Parliament
🔗 and was killed just metres from where the prime minister was meeting with several
🔗 members of his cabinet.
🔗 A British man has been arrested in northern France on suspicion of people smuggling
🔗 the man who is believed to be of Iranian descent was stopped with eighteen people
🔗 from Iraq and Syria and his van. Our Correspondent Karen Allen reports from Paris.
🔗 Police say two children both under the age of thirteen were among the eighteen
🔗 passengers discovered in the back of the van
🔗 when it was intercepted during routine checks in the early hours of this morning.
🔗 After the driver and if he fled he was arrested and taken into custody.
🔗 It's understood the Syrian
🔗 and Iraqi refugees he was carrying is Van had left a camp in Dunkirk
🔗 and were destined for Britain.
🔗 All of them that been returned to their shelters and is said to be safe.
🔗 The driver continues to be questioned but has not yet been charged.
🔗 You're listening to the six o'clock news on B.B.C.
🔗 Radio four the main news so far the ROA Katherine Granger has become Britain's most
🔗 decorated female Olympian professor Alexis J A huge Chad an inquiry into child
🔗 sexual exploitation in rather
🔗 and has been appointed to lead the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
🔗 Still to come.
🔗 Being offensive to me doesn't help yourself to take him down
🔗 ill judged or fair enough.
🔗 The question if he's eligible to vote in the Labor leadership election is once more
🔗 before the court says the party seeks to overturn an earlier ruling
🔗 that it wasn't allowed to prevent recently joined members from taking part in the
🔗 Jeremy Corbin's challenger Alan Smith has formally requested
🔗 that the contest is extended arguing the legal proceedings risk giving some people
🔗 insufficient time to consider their vote.
🔗 Mr Corbin has received a boost to his campaign with the country's second biggest
🔗 union Unison giving him its backing with more details here's our political
🔗 Ian Watson disputes over Labor's rules used to be resolved by its national
🔗 executive committee. It's a measure of the mutual distrust between supporters
🔗 and opponents of Jeremy Corbin
🔗 that these matters are no settled in the courts earlier this week court judge ruled
🔗 that labor breached its contract with new members by retrospectively restricting
🔗 the right to vote in the leadership contest three appeal court judges will decide
🔗 tomorrow whether Labor wrongly disenfranchised those members who joined in the past
🔗 six months the chair of Jeremy carbons leadership campaign John McDonnell
🔗 criticised the decision to appeal is costly
🔗 and undemocratic the former Lord Chancellor Lord Faulkner who recently resigned
🔗 from his the carbon shadow cabinet watched proceedings the court today
🔗 and he argued that the appeal was justified.
🔗 I disagree that it was a waste of money.
🔗 I think it's absolutely the right thing to do this is such an important issue both
🔗 in relation to this leadership.
🔗 But in relation to what the powers of the party are and the only way
🔗 that you can know what the rules are if there is a dispute about it is by going to
🔗 court. If labor feels in its appeal
🔗 that one hundred twenty five thousand more members will be eligible to vote.
🔗 Mr Corbin's challenger Owen Smith has called for the contest to be extended by two
🔗 weeks with the result coming after and not before Labor September conference.
🔗 It's assumed by both sides.
🔗 Many of the new members would like Mr carbon
🔗 and his campaign has already received a boost the public services union Unison
🔗 nominated him today following an online consultation of thirty thousand Labor
🔗 supporting members.
🔗 Police say a woman
🔗 and her two sons were killed in an eight vehicle crash on the A thirty four near
🔗 neighbor yesterday along with an eleven year old girl who was travelling with them
🔗 about who is believed to have been the woman's partner was in the car behind with
🔗 his son Daniel Bircher has more details.
🔗 The four people who were killed in the accident were all travelling in the same car
🔗 on a stretch of your carriageway Near East Illsley three of those who died have
🔗 been named locally as Tracey Houghton who was forty five and her sons Joshua
🔗 and Ethan aged eleven and thirteen. They were from Dunstable in Bedfordshire.
🔗 An eleven year old girl also died.
🔗 It's reported that Miss Houghton's partner
🔗 and his son were in a separate car travelling behind them.
🔗 But that has not been confirmed by police.
🔗 The accident involved four cars
🔗 and four lorries closing part of the road for thirteen hours.
🔗 One man was flown to hospital by air ambulance with injuries
🔗 that are described as life threatening.
🔗 A thirty year old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
🔗 has been released on bail.
🔗 A police investigation is underway after a drone was flown alongside a passenger
🔗 plane as it came in to land at new key airport in Cornwall.
🔗 Detectives have described the incident as incredibly concerning
🔗 and have accused the drone operator of having a complete disregard for public
🔗 From duty airport our reporter Nicorette the flight operated by the airline fly B.
🔗 Was approaching the airport at around two forty five on Tuesday afternoon at a
🔗 height of nine hundred feet and two miles from the runway.
🔗 The pilot reported that a drone was flying alongside the plane.
🔗 Devon and Cornwall Police searched the area that found neither the drone
🔗 nor its operator inspector Andrew Hamilton says the consequences could have been.
🔗 Catastrophic response hotel in condemning and I'm quite alarmed
🔗 that we've now seen an increase in the use of drones
🔗 and now we've got this near an airport.
🔗 Drones are readily available to buy
🔗 and have recently become more of a threat to aircraft.
🔗 The Civil Aviation Authority said there were fifteen near collisions between drones
🔗 and planes in the first third of this year the pilots union Beltre is worried
🔗 that any drone strike on a plane would almost certainly bring down the aircraft.
🔗 A man who threatened to kill everyone on board the plane he was a passenger on
🔗 while he was drunk has been jailed for eight months.
🔗 Martin Johnson who is fifty six
🔗 and from Harlow Essex made the threat on a flight from Bristol to Malaga in April.
🔗 The judge at Bristol Crown Court said Johnson had behaved irresponsibly
🔗 and idiotically. The latest monthly figures from the N.H.S.
🔗 In England show a health service under sustained pressure with key targets being
🔗 missed in the busiest June on record.
🔗 There was a rise of nearly twenty five percent in a year in the delays discharging
🔗 patients from hospital.
🔗 But there was a slight improvement in waiting times at accident
🔗 and emergency units though the overall target in England was still missed along
🔗 with targets for wait for planned operations and council referrals.
🔗 Here's our health correspondent Jane Draper. None of these measures of N.H.S.
🔗 Performance has dipped to a record low in its own category
🔗 but put together the figures illustrate a service under increasing strain the
🔗 official snapshot of patients who are languishing in hospital because there's
🔗 nowhere suitable for them to be discharged he reached its highest level in June
🔗 more than six thousand a day.
🔗 And has England say the figures are no longer growing. Although most N.T.
🔗 Patients are still being seen within four hours the target of seeing ninety five
🔗 percent in this time is being missed the expected response time for the most
🔗 serious ambulance calls has also not been met. For more than a year now.
🔗 Macmillan Cancer Support said
🔗 that missing the sixty two day target for cancer patients to big.
🔗 In treatment was a failure. That was sadly becoming the new norm.
🔗 The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has put the military on a high state of
🔗 alert along the defacto border with Crimea after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting
🔗 armed incursions into the disputed territory.
🔗 Russia has warned Ukraine that it's playing with fire.
🔗 Sarah Rainsford reports from Moscow.
🔗 Plus a Publishing Co says Moscow's claims of an attempted incursion into Crimea a
🔗 but he's now instructed Ukraine's military in the area to be on high alert from
🔗 here in Moscow
🔗 that he may Putin has already ordered extra security measures in Crimea itself
🔗 which Russia annexed from Ukraine two years ago.
🔗 We're told Russian naval exercises are already underway there on how to repel
🔗 underwater acts of sabotage.
🔗 Moscow says two of its servicemen were killed over the weekend while sporting what
🔗 it called terror attacks by Kiev and Mr Putin has warned that
🔗 that won't pass on marked.
🔗 So the fear is that he's planning some kind of military response.
🔗 An Albanian man who's been convicted of two murders in Albania has told a court in
🔗 that he cannot be extradited because there is no justice in his home country.
🔗 Metra who's fifty three claimed asylum in the U.K.
🔗 In the late one nine hundred ninety S. Under a false name.
🔗 He's wanted in Albania in connection with two murders
🔗 and allegations of possessing firearms his legal team of fighting extradition on
🔗 human rights grounds they are empty union says industrial action by North Sea
🔗 workers who are involved in a dispute over pay has been suspended to allow fresh
🔗 talks to strike serve already been held during the course of the industrial
🔗 disputes which centers on seven shell operated platforms the first of them staged
🔗 last month was the first industrial action of its kind in the north sea for nearly
🔗 thirty years.
🔗 The government's Chinese partner in The Hague Three Point Nuclear Power Project has
🔗 been charged. By the U.S.
🔗 Department of Justice with espionage national security concerns have also prompted
🔗 Australia to block the sale of its largest ASIC tricity network to a Chinese
🔗 Last month to resume a postponed a final decision on whether to go ahead with Him
🔗 key point while all aspects of the project are reviewed.
🔗 Our business correspondent John T.
🔗 Blum reports the willingness of the British government to let China have such a
🔗 major interest in one key point may not be repeated in many other countries.
🔗 One big worry is industrial espionage.
🔗 America has just charged Alan ho who was Chinese an American citizenship
🔗 and C G N The Chinese state owned nuclear power company which has a one third stake
🔗 in the Hinckley project with trying to steal nuclear secrets.
🔗 Those included sensitive computer codes and nuclear fuel assembly technology.
🔗 America has blocked several Chinese takeovers on security grounds
🔗 and now Australia has banned the sale of all is grade to a Chinese consortium
🔗 always grid which distributes electricity around Sydney
🔗 and New South Wales is being privatized
🔗 and was expected to raise six billion pounds
🔗 but SCOTT MORRISON The Australian finance minister block the deal after advice from
🔗 Australia's intelligence agencies.
🔗 When it comes to foreign investment particularly the Knesset such as these.
🔗 The national security issues are paramount
🔗 and I take my national security advice from those who know what the estimate is the
🔗 agencies we have available to us to advise on these matters.
🔗 Those concerns seem unlikely to stop Chinese investment in the U.K.
🔗 Altogether in the last decade.
🔗 It's increased by almost four hundred percent
🔗 and China owns a host of British businesses including Pizza Express Aston Villa
🔗 and Manchester airport in the city the one hundred share index closed up forty
🔗 eight points at six thousand nine hundred fifteen in New York a short time ago the
🔗 Dow Jones was up one hundred thirty one points at eighteen thousand six hundred
🔗 twenty six on the currency markets the pound was down zero point five.
🔗 Four cents against the dollar at one dollar twenty nine point seven against the
🔗 euro the pound was down zero point four cents or one euro
🔗 and sixteen cents making a euro worth eighty six point two pence.
🔗 The founder
🔗 and editor in chief of The Huffington Post news website Arianna Huffington has said
🔗 she's leaving the company.
🔗 She launched a Web site in two thousand
🔗 and five as a liberal leaning alternative to conservative online news providers.
🔗 And was cricketers says spent the afternoon rebuilding their first innings after a
🔗 difficult start to the fourth
🔗 and final Test against Pakistan at The Oval the hosts lost four wickets in the
🔗 morning session reporting live from the ground apart Murphy we're near the end of a
🔗 day's play and we think
🔗 that Pakistan has lost their first wicket sure brought the successful bowler.
🔗 But the batsman Sammy as Lammas referred to the T.V.
🔗 Adjudicator will let you know if
🔗 that week is being confirmed at the end of my report at one stage in a row
🔗 desperately in trouble. Seventy four four on a very good batting pitch.
🔗 They were rescued by Jonny Bairstow who made fifty five out Chris Woakes forty five.
🔗 But on the plane
🔗 that by Mo in Ali a brilliant hundred one hundred eighty reached his century for
🔗 that matter six over midwicket he was the last man out four hundred eight England
🔗 three hundred twenty eight.
🔗 So he'll come both splendidly five for sixty eight
🔗 and now as we still await the T.V.
🔗 but about five minutes ago Pakistan could well be a three for one the former
🔗 Pakistan Cricket Captain Hannock Mohammed who played the longest ever Test innings
🔗 has died at the age of eighty one he batted for sixteen hours against the West
🔗 Indies in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight making three hundred thirty seven
🔗 runs the following year he managed an even higher score in a domestic game only for
🔗 his partner to run him out when he was on four hundred one thousand nine.
🔗 Stargazers could be in for a treat.
🔗 Tonight as the annual Perseids meteor shower reaches its peak.
🔗 It's caused by a trail of Deborah from a comet called Swift Tuttle which orbits the.
🔗 For a couple of hours around midnight up to two hundred meteors an hour should be
🔗 visible in rural areas weather permitting in towns
🔗 and cities where there's more light pollution
🔗 that figure will fall to around forty.
🔗 Complaints have been made about a judge who swore at a man she was sentencing after
🔗 he'd used highly offensive words to describe her. Patricia Lynch Q.C.
🔗 Received a positive response on social media
🔗 and in newspaper columns after yesterday's exchanges at Chelmsford Crown Court.
🔗 But now the judicial conduct investigations office is to look into the matter.
🔗 With more on this somewhat a new dish will outburst he is our legal affairs
🔗 correspondent. Clive Coleman.
🔗 Joan Hennigan had pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to using racist language.
🔗 It was his ninth breach of an anti social behavior order in eleven years.
🔗 He was being sentenced by Judge Lynch when the normal grand juror
🔗 and gravitas of the courtroom was rudely
🔗 and I do mean rudely interrupted by the following exchange forced here by our
🔗 producers and the B.B.C. Bleeper your behavior.
🔗 You're a bit of a self being offensive to me doesn't help yourself.
🔗 You really impressed taken down the judge is very on
🔗 Judge like language and preys on social media
🔗 and has become the talk of the legal profession over the is many judges have been
🔗 tempted to retort in kind when faced with an abusive defendant.
🔗 But you just languages normally prevailed Judge Lynch could have held Hannigan in
🔗 contempt. It carries a fine or imprisonment. But it's a long and laborious process.
🔗 Her approach was more direct a different kind of restore it. Of justice.
🔗 While no one's claiming it now represents best judicial practice it does show
🔗 that judges are human the headlines again sixteen years after winning her first
🔗 Olympic medal the rather Katherine Granger has won her fifth becoming the most
🔗 decorated female Olympian in.